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from "Real Simple® magazine"

Don't forget to toast the buns. This quick but necessary step ensures the bread doesn't turn soggy the second the juices hit the roll.

Hands-on time: 20 minutes
Total time: 30 minutes

Makes 4 servings
 Real Simple® magazine

1 tablespoon olive oil
1 small yellow onion, finely chopped
1 clove garlic, finely chopped
1 red bell pepper, finely chopped
1 pound ground beef
1 6-ounce can tomato paste
1 1/2 teaspoons chili powder
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1/8 teaspoon black pepper
1/8 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon kosher salt
4 hamburger buns, toasted
1/2 cup (2 ounces) grated Cheddar (optional)
1/2 cup sour cream (optional)

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Heat the oil in a large saucepan over medium heat. Add the onion, garlic, and bell pepper. Cook until softened, about 3 minutes. Add the beef and cook, crumbling it with a spoon, until no trace of pink remains, about 7 minutes. Spoon off and discard any excess fat. Stir in the tomato paste, chili powder, cumin, black pepper, cinnamon, and salt. Simmer, stirring occasionally, until the sauce thickens slightly, about 12 minutes. Spoon the beef mixture onto the bottom half of each bun and top with the Cheddar and a dollop of the sour cream (if using). Sandwich with the top half of each bun.

CALORIES 556 (47% from fat); FAT 29g (sat 13g); PROTEIN 37g; CHOLESTEROL 126mg; SODIUM 697mg; FIBER 4g; CARBOHYDRATE 35g

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  Organic Yellow Onion, Medium - $1.99/lb
  Red Bell Pepper, Large - $2.99/lb
  80% Lean Ground Chuck
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  Contadina Tomato Paste - $0.99/ea
  FreshDirect Fresh Sesame Brioche Rolls
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Optional Ingredients
  Breakstone's Sour Cream - $3.49/ea
  Organic Valley Shredded Cheddar Cheese - $5.99/ea
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  Peeled Garlic - $4.99/ea Save! 2 for $6
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  Spice Supreme Chili Powder - $1.29/ea
  Spice Supreme Ground Cumin - $1.29/ea
  Spice Supreme Ground Cinnamon - $1.29/ea
  Just FreshDirect Extra-Virgin Olive Oil, Mediterranean Blend - $10.99/ea
 33.8fl oz
  Just FreshDirect Tellicherry Peppercorns (Refill) - $4.99/ea
  David's Kosher Salt - $3.19/ea
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